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Which 280 Seconds?

February 3, 2012 4:59 am | by ANNA WELLS, Managing Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

Most of us, in fact, go to work each day and perform our own small miracles, and we’re lucky if anyone -- even those in our direct vicinity -- notices at all.

Could Government Reorganization Impact Food?

February 1, 2012 9:11 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

President Obama intends to continue to push for reorganization authority, and the food safety system will likely be affected if this executive power is granted.

Weighing Nanotechnology Risks

January 31, 2012 8:28 am | by AMY GALLAND, Ph.D., Research Director, As You Sow | Articles | Comments

Nanomaterials are being extensively researched and developed, but there is little known about the extent to which nanomaterials are used in products, processing or packaging.


Flexible & Mobile Chemical Workstations

January 26, 2012 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AirClean Systems’ AC600 Series chemical workstations are designed to provide a low-cost solution for protecting the operator and environment from toxic vapors, gases, fumes and particulates when performing low-volume applications with known chemicals.

Food Safety Modernization … A Year Later

January 25, 2012 12:37 pm | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Some manufacturers involved in food recalls have been given “superior” ratings by third-party auditors, so the FDA is now supposed to closely monitor auditors as well.

Dolphins Trained to Keep Strait Open, Oil Flowing

January 25, 2012 7:01 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Iran has threatened to block the Strait ofHormuz, but the Navy hopes its underwater-mine-detecting dolphins will save the day.  

Fears of Oil Spill near Wrecked Cruise Ship

January 18, 2012 7:52 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Rescue efforts continue on the Costa Concordia as it slowly sinks and fears of an oil spill increase.  

Gentlemen, Thaw Your Chickens

January 11, 2012 5:37 am | by MythBusters | Videos | Comments

Aviation authorities protect cockpit crews by firing “chicken guns” at planes’ windshields to estimate the damage a bird-plane collision will cause.  


Debris Spew from Split Cargo Ship

January 10, 2012 10:54 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A Liberian-flagged vessel split in two over the weekend, triggering fears of a fresh oil spill.

Top 10 Process Safety Management Tidbits

January 5, 2012 11:16 am | by ERIC CONN, Head of the OSHA Practice Group, Epstein Becker & Green | Blogs | Comments

For your convenience, here is a list of the top 10 need-to-know things about the new Chemical Facilities Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program.

Earthquake Rattles Eastern Ohio

January 4, 2012 12:19 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

In light of the recent earthquake, will Ohio beforced to change its fracking policies?  

Q&A: Safety on the (Clothes) Line

December 28, 2011 5:58 am | by Food Manufacturing Magazine | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is one of the most dangerous industries around, but safety can be greatly improved by taking basic measures — one of the simplest being providing workers with protective clothing. 

Residents Protest Coal Power Plant

December 21, 2011 11:32 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Police used tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry residents in Haimen, China.  


How to Handle Radioactive Waste

December 20, 2011 7:49 am | Articles | Comments

Handling, transporting and storing radioactive nuclear waste faces environments that cannot be safely accessed by people without special equipment.

Need a Leg Up?

December 16, 2011 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Witte Co. customizes the height of its machinery with optional leg extensions.

Virtual Reference Grounding for Electromagnetic Flowmeters

December 15, 2011 12:21 pm | by RALF HAUT, KROHNE Inc. | Articles | Comments

Virtual reference grounding allows electromagnetic flowmeters to be installed in any type of pipeline, without grounding rings or electrodes.

Are Regulatory Agencies on the Defense?

December 15, 2011 11:26 am | by KEN APPEL, Life Science Manager of Regulated Markets, Vaisala | Blogs | Comments

With advancing harmonization, mutual agreements to share data and a focus on risk-based approaches, regulators may in fact be more on the offense than on the defense.

Audible & Visual Signal Products

December 15, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pfannenberg’s Safety Integrity Level (SIL) audible and visual signaling devices are specifically designed to conform to SIL 1 and SIL 2 safety requirements.

Explosion-Proof LED String Lights

December 14, 2011 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight’s EPL-SL-10-FL1524-LED hazardous area LED explosion-proof string lights are designed for use in locations that require equipment with Class 1 Division 1 and 2 compliance approval.

Comprehensive Hazard Protection Solutions

December 14, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

R. STAHL offers a wide range of warning systems, by means of audible and visual signals, to alert users to malfunctions, thereby optimizing safety.

TEPCO President Speaks Out

December 14, 2011 5:35 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Embattled Japanese power company TEPCO makes its chief, Toshio Nishizawa, available to the media.  

Energy-Efficient Ductless Fume Hoods

December 12, 2011 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science’s new Purair ECO™ line of energy-saving ductless fume hoods is designed for both chemical and particulate protection over a broad range of laboratory and industrial applications.

Allergen Labeling Is Nothing to Sneeze at

December 8, 2011 12:13 pm | Blogs | Comments

Food allergies affect anywhere from four to eight percent of children, as well as two percent of adults. For the most part, industry regulators and food companies have successfully mitigated the issue, but there is still room for improvement.  

How to Spot a Fake

December 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by MIKE SCHMIDT, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

The increased prevalence of counterfeit products only heightens the need for everyone to communicate better and inform each other about the misconceptions out there.

Notably Less Noxious Emissions

December 7, 2011 4:47 am | Articles | Comments

Dürr Environmental and Energy Systems has responded to the tightening of emission values by offering selective catalytic systems for the reduction of NOx.

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